January 30, 2011
Troy Green a hot commodity
Brenham High School has one of the top groups of juniors in the state for the class of 2012. Although the class is highlighted by defensive tackle Malcolm Brown and linebacker TIm Cole, two other members of the class, offensive lineman Adrian Bellard and running back Troy Green, received offers at Texas A&M's junior day on Saturday.
"I liked it a lot," said the 6 foot, 1 inch, 192-lb. Green. "The facilities are close together. They offered me early on. Coach Sherman offered me himself. I was actually in his office and said that he liked my film."
Green got a look at the emphasis A&M places on both athletics and academics during his unofficial visit.
"Most of my time was spent with coach Randy (Jordan, running backs coach)," said Green. "He had my film and was showing me a lot of stuff, about I how can do different things running the ball. He said that they teach their guys how to take better steps before getting the ball. I just have to learn how to do all of the other stuff on my own."
"They were telling us how the freshman all have the same classes. They get two or three of them to a classroom. They brought some of the players in and they told us about everything. I got a lot out of it."
Green also attended a junior day at TCU.
"It was fine," he said. "It was all right. They offered me as a linebacker. I was with the linebacker's coach and he taught me a few things about defense. He told me how they would like to have all three of us (Brown and Cole also attended). We would just come and make the team a lot better."
Does Green want to play linebacker?
"I would like to play running back, but if they changed me I will play that," he said.
Green has now attended two junior days at A&M and TCU and was asked how the compared.
"Actually, we were all just talking about A&M a lot," he said. "We were talking about all four (also OL Adrian Bellard) of us trying to go there and trying to go to the same school. It's not too far. It's kind of close where we can just drive back and forth to home."
Green has been invited along with his teammates back to A&M's spring practices and said that he would like to make a decision in March.
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